Hop on... Centenary bus back on the road to mark 100th birthday of Westcliff business

On the road – the refurbished double decker bus is in action

On the road – the refurbished double decker bus is in action

First published in Local News

BUS passengers in south Essex will be able to hop on to a refurbished double decker to celebrate a company’s centenary.

Bosses at First Bus have bought a Dennis Trident bus, formerly used on services around London, to mark the 100th birthday of the Westcliff-on-Sea Motor Services.

Up until the 1960s, the company ran buses coloured in cream and red around Southend and other neighbouring towns before being taken over by Eastern National.

The vehicle, which was painted in the same colours as the original, was unveiled at the depot before being taken for a spin around the town.

It is now in use for travellers.

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3:15pm Thu 22 May 14

Ontheball says...

More than likely to more reliable than the clapped out wrecks we have to suffer with here in Colchester. Good to see it back on the road.
More than likely to more reliable than the clapped out wrecks we have to suffer with here in Colchester. Good to see it back on the road. Ontheball
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